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Unit of Study CUL00413 - Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples (2014)

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 outline the historical and philosophical bases of human rights
2 explain the relationship between generic human rights and indigenous-specific human rights
3 summarise the principles and practical operation of the international regime for the protection of human rights
4 examine the framework for the protection of human rights under Australian law, and how Australian law and policy have affected the human rights of Australian Indigenous peoples
5 select appropriate complaints procedures under the various state, territory, Commonwealth and international regimes for Indigenous Australians whose human rights may have been infringed
6 indicate how international legal norms such as self-determination and the right to development may be used to benefit indigenous peoples and, in particular, discuss responses to these norms from the various levels of Australian government
7 discuss critical perspectives on human rights, particularly those advanced by indigenous writers.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. outline the historical and philosophical bases of human rights
    • GA7:
  2. explain the relationship between generic human rights and indigenous-specific human rights
    • GA7:
  3. summarise the principles and practical operation of the international regime for the protection of human rights
    • GA7:
  4. examine the framework for the protection of human rights under Australian law, and how Australian law and policy have affected the human rights of Australian Indigenous peoples
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. select appropriate complaints procedures under the various state, territory, Commonwealth and international regimes for Indigenous Australians whose human rights may have been infringed
    • GA7:
  6. indicate how international legal norms such as self-determination and the right to development may be used to benefit indigenous peoples and, in particular, discuss responses to these norms from the various levels of Australian government
    • GA7:
  7. discuss critical perspectives on human rights, particularly those advanced by indigenous writers.
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:

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